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# Guardianship

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# Britney Spears
Britney Spears conservatorship terminated after 13 years
The move was welcomed with wild celebrations from the singer’s fans.
Opinion: The #FreeBritney case has highlighted the problems with adult guardianship
Professor of Law Eilionóir Flynn says many disabled people also living under adult guardianship orders.
# Jason Corbett
Family to find out today if killed Irishman's children can be brought home
They are currently in the care of his second wife, a suspect in the case.
Column: Radical change on the way for (some) unmarried fathers
A groundbreaking new Bill could modernise family and child law to cater for the growing number of families whose needs are not adequately addressed in current law, writes Margot Doherty.
# Guardianship
Government begin bid to allow same-sex couples to adopt
The consultation process on the Child and Family Relationships Bill will now begin in the Oireachtas.
Column: A review of guardianship, adoption and surrogacy law is underway, but what can we expect?
The Children and Family Relationships Bill is proposing a sweeping and comprehensive review of an area of law that touches all of our lives, writes Katherine Irwin.
# Child Protection
Cyber-bullying should be a crime says rapporteur on child protection
The child protection report also recommends guardianship should apply to civil partnerships.
# grandparents
New bill introduces definition of a grandparent
Fine Gael TD said it is an unusual piece of legislation as our laws do not generally address such personal issues as familial bonds.